Infrastructure

Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates

Tier and AI app Flare partner to offer SOS button for road user safety

Micromobility operator Tier has partnered with the personal safety AI app Flare to launch several innovative safety features, including an SOS emergency button. The new SOS feature, which is available for all Tier riders in London and York, allows riders to discreetly call for help if they feel unsafe or …

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What is the true cost of micromobility?

A new study has found that e-bikes and scooters may emit more emissions than the journeys they replace – Alex Ballinger explores the potential limits of micromobile cities “In the way they are currently used, shared e-scooters and e-bikes do the climate more harm than good,” is the stark warning …

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Surplus FoodTech firm Earth & Wheat partners with HumanForest

Surplus FoodTech company Earth & Wheat has partnered with micromobility platform HumanForest, welcoming the app’s cyclists to join its ‘mission’ of reducing food waste in London. HumanForest launched its fleet of 800 zero-emission, fully electric bikes in London last September. Earth & Wheat launched in March 2021 and is on …

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London’s e-scooter trial exceeds half a million trips

TfL and e-scooter operators Dott, Lime and Tier have released new data that shows the progress of the capital’s trial, with more than 585,000 trips now made, covering a total of 1.6 million kilometres. Around 180,000 people have used the scheme to date and the most rides by a single …

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Beryl celebrates first anniversary of Bournemouth and Poole e-scooter scheme

Micromobility provider Beryl is celebrating the first anniversary of its e-scooter scheme in Bournemouth and Poole. Launched on 25th January 2021 in partnership with BCP Council, the DfT pilot scheme surpassed a million kilometres (1,006,442km) over the weekend from 264,346 separate journeys in its first year. Feedback from users shows …

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HumanForest partners with London-based property company Romulus to facilitate sustainable travel

HumanForest has formed a new partnership with London-based property company Romulus to facilitate free and sustainable travel for its employees and workspace members. The partnership launches in light of last week’s government guidance to encourage employees to make the transition back to the physical workplace post-Covid 19. The partnership will …

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Why micromobility needs to be a priority

Voi’s head of sustainability Sarah Badoux tells Rebecca Morley why city planning needs to focus on active travel How best to move around our cities has long been a focus for governments and local authorities, even more so recently following a shift in travel habits during the pandemic. Many campaigners …

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Shared mobility must become ‘the norm’ across UK, says Transport Minister Trudy Harrison

Transport Minister Trudy Harrison has said that shared mobility must become “the norm” across the UK as she outlined support for a system “fit for the future”. Addressing the Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) annual shared transport conference this week, the minister said the country needs to move away from “20th-century …

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Voi e-scooters now available on Free Now app in Oxford

Voi e-scooters are now available on the Free Now app in Oxford. Through this integration, Free Now users in Oxford can now unlock a Voi e-scooter through the Free Now app, allowing more people locally to use this sustainable mode of transport. Since the launch of Voi’s e-scooter trial in …

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E-scooter rides rise in first week of ULEZ expansion

The first week of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expansion saw more Londoners making sustainable transport choices, with the capital’s e-scooter providers Dott, Lime and TIER recording up to a 30% increase in new riders when compared to the previous week. The providers also saw an increase of just …

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